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Danny Granger not suiting up for Sixers Monday, buyout decision likely in 24 hours

Feb 24, 2014, 6:47 PM EDT

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Philadelphia didn’t trade for the Pacers’ Danny Granger to make them better this season. That’s the opposite of the plan. Philly got some picks for Evan Turner that they wanted and Granger is just another asset — he could be used in a sign and trade this summer to bring in players they actually want. Or more assets

Granger wants to be bought out and to go play for a contender. Philly might be up for that but Granger is going to have to give up a lot or cash for the Sixers to give up an asset.

The two sides are talking and while they are Granger will not suit up for the Sixers Monday night, reports Dei Lynam of CSNPhilly.com.

“In the next short period of time, maybe even in the next 24 hours and announcement will be made on the direction our situation with Danny Granger will go,” (Sixers coach Brett) Brown said…

“He most definitely wants to play basketball this year,” Brown said. “He is assessing his goals at this stage of his career. He wants to play. I think he is just trying to sort out what is best for both parties and that has yet to be determined.”

The Sixers host Milwaukee Monday night in a battle of the two worst teams in the NBA so far this season. Can’t imagine why Granger wouldn’t want to be part of that.

  1. RavenzGunnerz - Feb 24, 2014 at 6:52 PM

    So, what do the Wizards have to do with all this?

    • RavenzGunnerz - Feb 24, 2014 at 6:53 PM

      Nice edit…

  2. csbanter - Feb 24, 2014 at 6:55 PM

    The Heat should not be a team on his wish list. Nor should he consider the Thunder. Those teams are well stocked in the scoring department. He’s kinda in no mans land at this point.

    • threewade - Feb 24, 2014 at 9:12 PM

      Actually the heat & OKC needs him the heat really needs because Shane is struggling and that will be a nice side piece for the heat

    • mytthor - Feb 25, 2014 at 3:13 AM

      should he chase a title in a city less likely to win one?

    • dynasonic - Feb 25, 2014 at 7:58 AM

      Not for 6 months

  3. surly1n1nd1anapol1s - Feb 24, 2014 at 7:08 PM

    Can he sign again with Indiana?

    • jbink2585 - Feb 24, 2014 at 8:37 PM

      NO

  4. pfic15 - Feb 24, 2014 at 7:40 PM

    I would like to see him in OKC but their owner is cheap so…….

  5. basketballbro - Feb 24, 2014 at 7:58 PM

    I don’t know why he would join the train wreck that is the Knicks, but do you guys think he could be a solid bench player for them? (He definitely couldn’t make them any worse..)

  6. imnotsorryisaidthat - Feb 24, 2014 at 8:14 PM

    Dude is avg 8pts a game making 14 million and thinks he should have a say on where he should play..laughable

    • phanatic2013 - Feb 25, 2014 at 1:05 PM

      Granger could average a lot more if he got more playing time. Don’t forget what he did for the Pacers to get were there at if I were him I would be insulted big time he can still play and if not for him they wouldn’t be were there at. He’s still a good piece too a team that has a spot and minutes for him.

  7. lastdukestreetking - Feb 24, 2014 at 8:26 PM

    He cannot sign with Indiana if he’s released by Philly.

    • threewade - Feb 24, 2014 at 9:14 PM

      Rite he has to wait a full year

  8. jbink2585 - Feb 24, 2014 at 8:39 PM

    Word on street Hinkie doesn’t want buyout and Brown tried to sell Granger on being sixer and it didn’t work, he wants buyout, but CSN philly reporting HInkie will not offer much maybe a million of the 4.5 sixers be willing to pay Granger camp wants 2.25 Mill so we shall see

    • spursareold - Feb 24, 2014 at 9:20 PM

      Customary buyout IS 50%. Hinkie doesn’t want to be cheap to the point he pisses off agents. Realistically, Philly won’t get much, if anything at all, for a broken Danny Granger.

      • jbink2585 - Feb 25, 2014 at 10:19 AM

        Broken or not broken a sign and trade will net sixers more than a buyout, and as pointed out its not trying to be cheap, Hinkie even if he buysout Granger at half the half he saves he has to evenly distribute to the other players on roster because grangers 4.5 mill has sixers at cap floor.

      • sixerstrong - Feb 25, 2014 at 2:35 PM

        I understand if you are buying him out to carve out room to sign somebody else. The Sixers have no reason to buy him out except to save money, so the custom here doesn’t apply and they should try to get all that they can. Especially when he’s been nothing but a pouty little baby about the whole thing. What, exactly do the Sixers owe him, that he can make demands like that? He’s a professional, he should start acting like one.

  9. sportsnut101 - Feb 24, 2014 at 9:58 PM

    He can sign with any team next yr. a sign and trade does them no good since a team will not give up picks to get him

    He’s not signing a 5 yr deal with Philly So u think he cares about extra yr lol

    He will get 3 yr deal maybe

    • zeedoubleyou - Feb 25, 2014 at 10:00 AM

      True but he can accept a sign and trade to a team that doesn’t have enough cap space to sign him outright.

    • jbink2585 - Feb 25, 2014 at 10:22 AM

      Sign and trade absolutely make sense because even if its a 3 year deal the sixers sign him to and then trade him to say a OKC for example by it being a sign and trade now a team like OKC can send back an expiring contract they don’t want with a pick etc. Sign and trade opens up so many more possibilities that benefit both teams.

  10. Miami305 - Feb 24, 2014 at 10:27 PM

    Granger to Miami!

  11. stayhigh_247 - Feb 24, 2014 at 10:42 PM

    Memphis!

  12. tmatic74 - Feb 25, 2014 at 7:12 AM

    4.5 mil or a chance to chase a ring is a easy decision for a working man. Grow up Danny!!!

    • thesportsjudge - Feb 25, 2014 at 9:13 AM

      There is no real working men in that league, just a bunch of schoolyard bullies.

    • davidly - Feb 25, 2014 at 11:41 AM

      Give him a break. He just got downgraded from having both of those to wondering if he’ll ever have either again. It’s gonna take him some time to adjust.

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